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Extra-Curricular

We offer an extensive and wide ranging programme of extra-curricular activities in order to further enhance the educational experiences of our students, and develop their interests.  Many Departments offer extra-curricular activities for all ages and abilities, with lunchtime, after school and off-site opportunities that vary from year to year.

We offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to Years 9 and 10 and there are a growing number of enrichment opportunities and initiatives for students at Eggar’s to excel beyond the national curriculum. Click on the right hand links to find out more!

The school is open until 15:45 Monday - Thursday and 15:30 on Fridays so that students can use computer facilities or read.  We provide a Homework Club after school to enable students to continue their studies.

Take a look at some of the subject specific activities we offer:

Physical Education 

A range of sports activities are available after school throughout each week. The Physical Education department encourages students to participate for their enjoyment, helping them to develop an active life style, and to facilitate sporting excellence through inter-school, Area and County competitions. 

Every other year there is a ski trip for year 8, 9 and 10 students, usually to the Alps.

To see what the PE Department offers in the way of extra-curricular activities as well as the seasons these activities take place in please click here.    All the fixtures that we have for the academic year 2018-2019 can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

The Rock Challenge 

The challenge is for the students and their teachers to create a 5 to 8 minute dance-drama-based performance on a theme of their choice. Thousands of young people take part every year.
http://www.rockchallenge.co.uk

 

Music 

We are very proud of the extra-curricular music opportunities we offer pupils at Eggar’s. Below is a list of the opportunities we currently offer to further enhance the musical experiences of our students and provide additional challenge.

• United Voices:
A large mixed voice choir open to all who enjoy singing and can sing in tune!

• Voices in Harmony:
For male and female singers who wish to be challenged further with two, three and four part songs as well as unaccompanied songs.  Entrance is by audition/invitation.

The Rhythmatists:
Open to all - a great sense of rhythm is essential!

• Concert Band:
Open to all pupils who play a brass, woodwind, string or percussion instrument.  Audition is not required although an ability to read music is important

• Big Band:
For trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute and drum kit players of the concert band who wish to be challenged further with both modern and standard big band repertoire. Guitar, bass guitar and piano players are also needed to complete the line-up!  Open to all by invitation.

• String Ensemble:
Open to all students who play a string instrument.

• Flute Ensemble:
Open to all flautists in all year groups.

We have regular concerts throughout the school year as well as a biennial Music Tour and School Musical.

Geography  

We aim to take most year groups out on fieldwork throughout the year.  We also make extensive use of the school and its grounds.  Our main residential fieldwork is carried out on the world renowned Jurassic Coast – taking in the beautiful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door as well as exploring Weymouth and Lyme Regis.  We are also excited to be going to Italy this year, visiting Rome, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.

History  

History trips provide a wonderful opportunity to bring the subject to life! We have several excursions that we run across all years groups which change every year, but always annually includes a memorable tour of the battlefields of World War One, staying in Ypres, Belgium. 

Drama 

We strongly believe in the importance of seeing live theatre, it is an inspirational tool for performance work and also a great way to develop reflective and evaluating skills.  We enjoy regular theatre visits to Stratford and London as well as to more local venues. 

There are a number of performance opportunities throughout the year, ranging from showcases, scripted performances and the whole school musical. We will be working towards a performance of 'Schools will Rock You!' later in the year, and there will be many opportunities for students to get involved with back stage and supporting roles. 

We will be running a year 7 and 8 Drama Club soon too, so look out for further information.

There will be support sessions or additional rehearsal opportunities for year 10 and 11 on Thursdays after school. 

Science 

Science Club runs for four weeks, six times a year focusing on a variety of subjects from the Minoan eruption to building cars fuelled by renewable energy. We also teach students all about sustainability in the natural environment at Eggar’s Farm – an onsite functioning eco-centre where we are able to grow our own food.

We have two trips to the University of Southampton – one aimed specifically at girls in science and the other is to the University Chemistry Festival.

The regional Big Bang Science Fair takes place every year in June. Students are invited to enjoy over 150 interactive, STEM-related workshops, shows and activities.